ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 139

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Cabinet okays deal for return of 50 hostages in exchange for multi-day ceasefire

In this screenshot of a video released by the government, ministers meet to vote on a hostage agreement with Hamas, November 21, 2023. The agreement was approved early on November 22. (Screen capture/X)
In this screenshot of a video released by the government, ministers meet to vote on a hostage agreement with Hamas, November 21, 2023. The agreement was approved early on November 22. (Screen capture/X)

Israel’s cabinet approves an agreement for the release of roughly 50 hostages who were abducted into the Gaza Strip during the Hanas terror group’s October 7 onslaught.

In exchange for the hostages’ return, Israel is agreeing to a several day ceasefire and to release some imprisoned Palestinian women and minors, along with allowing more fuel and humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Despite expressing opposition to the agreement, the far-right Religious Zionism party voted in favor, with only Otzma Yehudit ministers voting against, according to Hebrew media.

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